Today we created our own pretend play ice cream shop!
It was fantastic, and the customers just kept on arriving for some sweet tasty soft serve!…
The instructions here include a great recipe for ‘ice cream.’ If you would prefer not to use this recipe, play dough recipes also work – like our best play dough in the world recipe – or this no cook one…
I set up the shop with all our ice cream “things.”
I used sprinkles and little beads and glitter and I found all the plastic ice cream cones and cups.
I added a few plastic strawberries and colored rice.
Last but not least some ice cream scoops, spoons and cup cake liners were added!
Then we made the ice cream.
This recipe is all over the internet for making soft play dough.
When I was making it the first time however I thought it looked just like ice cream soft serve!
I increased the liquid just a little and it honestly looks even better than the real thing!
Pretend Play Ice Cream Recipe
1 part hair conditioner and 2 parts corn starch. (this is the play dough recipe).
Then I added a squirt more conditioner – about 3 tablespoons full!
I put the mixture into two zip lock bags and added a little food coloring to each – and mixed well!
Our shop was now open for business!
The first customers to arrive were Papa and baby Dylan, followed by frog, dog, Nintjie, dinos, baby and aca paka!
We served them all afternoon!
We spoke to our friends and asked them what they would like, we made the ice creams, we served them and we tidied up!
This is such a great play activity.
Emma really did go all out with the creations – the sprinkles are the best part!
This is the best ice cream ever – you can use it again and again – the texture is amazing!!! – – – and it does not melt!!! (I wish they made real ice cream that you could eat again and again – with the same calorie count…)
This has really made me think about a REAL ice cream station for her next birthday party!!
What a great little ice cream shop!